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. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: worrisome news for the more than 7 million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns hopkins dr. singh led the research. >> it is causing the same problems that we are trying to prevent, that's why it's not worth the risk. we need to prevent cardio disease among smokers, not increase. >> reporter: the review combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, the companion editorial titles, is it a heartbreaker? notes that cardiovascular problems including chest pain, heart attack and stroke are still rare. occurring in only about 1% of patients taking chantix. the drugmaker pfizer questions the way the analysis was conducted. dr. gail caldwell is vice president of medical affairs for pfizer. >> we will continue to do a more in-depth look as the fda is asking us to do but to date we have not seen evidence of important risks to the heart health of patients. from chantix. >> reporter: in mid june the fda warned chantix might
reid, jon kyl, the speaker of the house, john boehner, as well as eric cantor. that would be the group we're hearing would be involved in the invitation to talk about the debt crisis. and i'm also told that meeting is tentatively scheduled for thursday. so that's the latest we have here from capitol hill. >> thursday, kate, at the white house? >> that's what we're hearing right now, yes. >> oing, kate baldwin, glad we got you to pick up your blackberry. before we were talking about a bipartisan group, it was a gang of six. now we're hearing the big eight. so that make sense. if we hit the august deadline, nothing is done. if a compromise is met, what message that sends to america. >> even as the administration changes the exact wording they're using, instead of saying america won't meet its bills, they're saying america won't be able to pay some of its bills, we'll have to choose what things we can pay right there. we desperately needed the economy to get better. >> it's not time to play politics. we realize that going into an election year. >> senator sessions, i spoke with him last w
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